This article gives you a really powerful idea of what it is like on the ground as the Colombian government pursues its offensive against coca-growing and the FARC guerrillas, which remain, as ever, intermingled.
Mexico: Drug cartels on revenge attack for killing of leader ♦ Colombia: Guerrillas murder kidnapped governor ♦ Mexico: first gay wedding will not be annulled ♦ Peruvian President changes Economy Minister ♦ The British
Argentina: First gay wedding in Latin America ♦ Venezuela: Chávez accuses Colombia of linking him with rebels ♦ Chile to hand over report on “espionage” in Peru ♦ Bolivia ends the year without new investment ♦ Brazil
Venezuela rejects Colombian accusations of illegal incursion ♦ Brazilian President cancels trip to Davos due to illness ♦ Peru: guerrilla leader “surrounded” ♦ Chile: salmon production to fall ♦ Venezuelan parliament
Mexico: Students murdered “by mistake” ♦ Haiti: Judge to decide on fate of US missionaries ♦ Colombia: bodies from the 1985 Justice Palace attack found ♦ Two Latin American films nominated for Oscars ♦ Arge
Argentina: President rejects accusations of corruption ♦ Colombia: HRW warns of re-emergence of right-wing paramilitaries ♦ Bolivia: children abused in shelters ♦ Chileans confident in economy ♦ El Niño has arrived